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Language schools hit by degree or bust rule

Published 09/08/2011 | 05:00

ANOTHER reputable institution -- Abbey College on Dublin's Dame Street -- has closed down, putting 20 employees out of a job and causing more than 500 international students to lose their fees.

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And all because of the Government's so-called "five-year strategy" designed to improve the industry and double the intake of overseas students over the next five years.

The new legislation forced all visa students on to a degree course after just three years of studying English, whether they were capable of progressing to higher education or not.

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